Scottish Labour History Society’s new publication
Reproduced in this new 146-page book are two pamphlets by the late Steve McGrail, reporting from the white heat of struggle by Stirlingshire miners during the 1984-85 miners’ strike. Jim Phillips, author of ‘Collieries, Communities and the Miners’ Strike in Scotland, 1984-5′ and co-editor of Scottish Labour History Journal, provides a trenchant retrospective commentary,
and victimised miner Jim O’Hare an afterword. Read on ...
Join Mike Makin-Waite (author, Communism and Democracy) and Bea Campbell (journalist, broadcaster and author of many books) in conversation with Sally Davison (editorial team Soundings / Lawrence and Wishart)
Thursday 25 January 2018 7.00 pm
Marx Memorial Library,
37a Clerkenwell Green , London, EC1R 0DU
(Farringdon Underground Station)
Turn up on the evening – or sign-up to attend on the Lawrence and Wishart website…
As discussion continues about the relevance of the 100th anniversary of the Russian revolution, Makin-Waite’s new book from Lawrence and Wishart highlights the democratic and liberal counter-currents that always existed within the communist movement. Read on ...
Iranian women struggle for freedom and equality and their resistance in prison.
Nasrin Parvaz is a member of the Socialist History Society
Woman’s struggle in Iran is the story of my imprisonment for eight years by the Islamic government of Iran.
In 1979, at the age of 20, I returned from England, where I had been studying.
by David Parker
The eloquent and powerful letters that make up this volume tell the extraordinary story of how two men who never met or spoke to each other became the closest of friends. It was all the more extraordinary given that Leslie Parker was a veteran member of the British Communist Party while Paul Zalud was a disillusioned former communist struggling to cope under the Stalinist regime imposed on his native Czechoslovakia after the Soviet invasion in August 1968. Read on ...
The Start of the Cold War in Latin America
by Steve Cushion
Socialist History Society Occasional Publication 39
The Cold War started early in Cuba, with anti-communist purges of the trade unions already under way by 1947. Corruption and government intervention succeeded in removing the left-wing leaders of many unions but, in those sectors where this approach failed, gunmen linked to the ruling party shot and killed a dozen leading trade union militants, including the General Secretary of the Cuban Sugar Workers’ Federation. Read on ...